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Bayer to Receive Two Top National Awards for Its Science Education, Science Literacy Work
Date:4/2/2008

Bayer USA Foundation's innovative initiatives designed to build a more diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pipeline and workforce are being honored.

"We at Bayer are truly honored to receive these two very prestigious awards for work we consider to be not only critical for the future competitiveness of the United States, but also deeply embedded into our corporate social responsibility DNA," said Dr. Attila Molnar, President and CEO, Bayer Corporation. "In citing Making Science Make Sense, both the National Science Board and the Council on Foundations are honoring the work and commitment of Bayer's more than 1,000 employees who volunteer their time and talents to ignite student interest in science and bring it alive in classrooms around the country. Their dedication is a mark of pride and honor for Bayer."

"As education is one of the primary mission goals of the National Science Foundation, the Board is particularly pleased to recognize Bayer Corporation for the important work of its Making Science Make Sense(R) program, through which thousands of students gain exposure to experiential science learning," said NSB Chairman Steven Beering.

These two new awards are the latest in a number of national awards that have been given to Bayer for Making Science Make Sense. In January 2006 at a White House ceremony, Bayer received the Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership, the first chemistry company to receive this presidential corporate citizenship award. In 2000, President William Jefferson Clinton bestowed the President's Service Award to Bayer, again at a ceremony held at the White House.

About Making Science Make Sense (MSMS)

Bayer's commitment to MSMS began more than 40 years ago when Bayer volunteers began helping teachers teach and students learn science the way scientists do - by doing it. Today, 12 Bayer sites across the country operate local MSMS programs, which engage more than 1,000 Baye
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